Number of years active in NACo: 12
Years in public service: 28
Occupation: being county supervisor in a county of nearly 2 million residents
Education: bachelor’s of science in nursing, master’s in public administration
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: is raise a family while working.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and John F. Kennedy.
A dream I have is to: provide women and girls all over the world with access to education.
You’d be surprised to learn that I: come from a small town and lived on a farm for several years.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: run for public office.
My favorite way to relax is: walking.
I’m most proud of: my advocacy for health and for the environment.
Every morning I read: Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Palo Alto Daily and Palo Alto Post.
My favorite meal is: a simple salad, grilled salmon, fresh bread and a glass of California wine.
My pet peeve is: dishonesty.
My motto is: “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” –William Shedo
The last book I read was: “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee
My favorite music is: all types, really.
My favorite president is: the Democratic one.